BAFS and External Events
The British Academy of Forensic Science (BAFS) held its first meeting in 1960. BAFS is a unique organisation formed from a unique mix of forensic medicine (pathologist, psychiatrists, physicians (FMEs), scientist and lawyers. Our events are usually based in London.
Next BAFS Event
What does the presence of GSR really mean?
Angela will be giving us a whistle stop tour of GSR as an evidence type, how it is formed, deposited, analysed and interpreted within the context of a case. This will lead on to areas within the interpretation that can be open to challenge illustrated using some cases that Angela has been instructed on, within the UK and abroad.
Regular BAFS Events
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
The recent disasters, such as Grenfell Tower and Westminster Bridge, has highlighted how forensic science plays an important part in victim identification.A panel of experts will examine how forensic odontology, anthropology and pathology contribute to the identification process.
Learn about the psychological impact such events can have on victims, hearing more about the nature of the subsequent inquests from those supporting them.
- How forensic odontology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic anthropology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic pathology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How victims are affected by disasters
- How psychologists manage victims of disasters
BAFS Friends Dinner
The Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine section are hosting an exciting full day meeting on the Forensics of Stabbing. This meeting will bring together health professionals, legal experts and those working in the field of forensic medicine to promote an understanding of the investigation, management and prevention of stabbing injuries.
Chief Superintendent Martin Brunning, head of Major Crime Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire constabularies will start the day by explaining how the police investigate a stabbing incident using examples from a real stabbing fatality. Attendees will hear how the accident and emergency departments work together to respond to a stabbing crime, and the role that forensic pathologists play in the investigation. Finally, industry experts will talk about an innovative alternative to post-mortem examinations, and about potential interventions at 'teachable moments' to prevent further deaths.
This meeting will address aspects of self-harm and suicide that will be of interest to various forensic practitioners.
Delegates will get to explore many aspects and contexts of self-harm and suicide risk, such as in custodial settings, changes in prevalence, differences across cultures, and self-harm in particular populations: victims of sexual assaults and in students and doctors.
Hear experiences and Coroner views when faced with a cluster of suicides in a specific area, and the effects on relatives by these tragedies.
Delegates will also examine how the internet plays a role in producing contagion in populations and how this can be combated.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences will be holding a large scale event in 2020 from 5th to 7th November in Leeds.
This will be a multi streamed event focussing on a variety of workshops and research symposium.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved in any way.